A native of Haïti, Gasman Pierre, better known as Gazman Couleur, was born on August 22nd, in Gonaïves. Passionate about football, he dreamt of becoming a professional player, but a knee injury changed his path and led him to the microphone.
Gazman cherished the dream of being a singer since his youngest age, despite his mother’s apprehension. Towards the end of the 1980s, his family emigrated and settled permanently in the United States. A few years later, he began a career as a solo artist equipped only with an unusual, powerful and mysterious voice. He performed on playback, accompanied by a multitude of beautiful dancers. In 1992, he joined the group Yeah Bah and the band released its only album, entitled “An nou fe’l a de”.
Two years later, he embarked with Zenglen Plus, which became D’Zine, under his suggestion and influence. Hits like “Apocalypse”, “Deal With It”, “Haiti”, “Lavi en exil” and “Saint-Jacques” paved the way towards the success that awaits him.
Due to D’Zine’s internal conflicts, Gazman united with Arly Larivière, revoked himself, a few months earlier. The two combined their strengths and created Nu Look in 2000. From 2002 and 2006, Nu Look released 3 albums, which would ascertain Gazman’s ongoing legacy in the Pantheon of Haitian music, with deliveries like “Assez”, “Big Mistake”, “Ave’w m’ap mache”, “Ste-Cécile”, “Young Blood”, “Gran depanse”, “Competition” and “Legacy”.
He participated in an array of masterful collaborations: “Adrienne”, on the 40th Anniversary album of Orchestre Tropicana d’Haïti, “Sexy Love” on Shedly Abraham’s Jazz La Volume 6 album, “Ou Se” from the Happy 50th Compas album with Jean-Richard ”Richie” Hérard, “Ou ale” from the Leave Me Alone album of Gabriel Laporte, “Pou Yo” from Skyz Da Limit album Afrikayiti, and “Ke’m vle, ko’m pa vle” from Suave Mizik album Cadence Romantique.
At the dawn of 2010, he continued his journey and created diSip with Gabriel Laporte. The adventure has just begun and Gazman Couleur remains an undisputed, undeniable and indispensable reference in the heart of Compas Direct lovers. “The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone”.
Mak gabari’l, se destine’l.